Saturday, April 4, 2020

Power Rangers Beast Morphers - Blame Game - Episode Review

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Episode Summary:
The Rangers are playing at the park. A little girl drops trash on the ground and her father reprimands her. Steel observes this and the Rangers teach him about discipline. Blaze and Roxy give a puppet to Scrozzle. Evox wants the Gold Ranger. Scorzzle makes Controlatron. Blaze and Roxy takes them to Grid Battleforce. Ben and Betty struggle with a leaf blower and Betty adds Morph-X to it. They end up sucking up a tree from its roots. Back inside, Cole is the security check guy. He was about to let a worker go without scanning a package. Steel reprimands Cole. They clarify the worker had her lunch. Steel punishes Cole by sweeping outside. Zoey tells him he is being harsh. Ravi agrees. Cole says working at GB is a dream so he goes to sweep. Devon doesn't think it was necessary. 

Controlatron gives Blaze two puppets. Blaze runs over and drops a package with a puppet of Cole. Cole spots the puppet, thinks it is cute and picks it up. He is instantly controlled like a puppet by Controlatron. Controlatron sends Cole to Nate to deliver the package. Nate is practicing with a new bow weapon. Nate opens it and touches the puppet and becomes controlled. Back at Riptide Gym, the Rangers group up. Steel tells of all the reprimanding he did at the base. The server brings them smoothies and Steel has him spit out gum. He wants to punish him but Devon stops him. Zoey thinks he is overboard. The Rangers get called. Nate is not answering. 

They find the Controlatron and Gold Ranger being controlled by him. "I'm a good little puppet," Nate says. Nate fights the unmorphed Rangers.  Controlatron shows he controls Nate. The Rangers morph. Nate calls Tronics. The two groups battle. Steel tries to stop Nate but fails. Zoey uses a broom to fight. Ravi and Steel are knocked down by Nate. Nate and Controlatron teleport away. In the dark dimension, Nate completes the programming for Evox's secret project. Evox tells Blaze and Roxy reasons why they suck. 

Nate is done. Evox says Nate can help battle the Rangers. Scrozzle sends two Gigadrones. Ben and Betty send Devon outside, saying they spotted Nate outside. Steel and Ravi show the commander Cole handing a package to Nate that controls him. Cole says he doesn't remember, everything was a fog. Steel wants to fire him. Commander Shaw concurs, after Zoey's protests. Cole leaves the building. The Rangers go with their zords to fight a Gigadrone. Nate pops up behind Devon about to attack him but Cole saves him.  Cole ducks behind a car and Nate and Devon fight. Nate and Devon morph and battle some more. The Zords are deployed. They fight one Gigadrone. 

Gorilla punches the first one down. Gold and Red continue to fight. Another Gigadrone comes up behind Gorilla and uses it as a puppet. Steel and his megazord are attacked by the gorilla. Devon sees Controllatron, aims for Nate but throws his saber at Drillatron's puppet. Devon snaps back to normal. Devon uses Beast-X Mode. Controlatron kicks them with a blast. Red destroys the monster with his Cheetah Charge. Zoey blasts the puppet of the Gigadrone and Gorilla is freed from its control. Cheetah Zord arrives and they form the Megazord. Gold joins Silver. The two Megazords destroy the two Gigadrones. At the base, Nate mentions a fog. Steel remembers what Cole said and admits he messed up. Betty uses one drop of Nate's tree growing solution on a seed and makes a sapling. But in saying hello to the commander, she accidentally drops the solution. Steel apologizes to Cole and he is rehired. The tree grows huge with Ben and Betty hanging from it.

Episode Review:
Commander Shaw firing Cole gets me mad because they could've seen the security footage of the parking lot where Cole was controlled like a puppet. Even worse, they could've waited for more explanations. Also, Cole is played by the same actor that played Levi's superfan in Ninja Steel. 

Power Rangers Beast Morphers - Cruisin for a Bruisin - Episode Review

Episode Summary:
Devon says whoever misses target practice has to pay for smoothies. Steel says he can't drink a smoothie. They all fire on their targets. Cruise has the remote control and calls a real Tronic that moves. It moves too fast and everyone misses. Cruise shows them and manages to hit the Tronic. making Devon believe he is an awesome shot to use on the team. Nate says Beast Bots were not built for ground fights. Devon convinces him to make him blasters. The Tronic stumbles upon Ben and Betty and they think its real and rope it but it keeps moving and takes them for a ride. They decide to use it as a mopping machine. Back in the dark dimension, Scrozzle made a new Robotron that absorbs tech. 

Nate makes Cruise some wheel blasters. Commander sends them to a disturbance. Nate and Devon talk again about Nate's concerns for Cruise. Digitron absorbs tech all over the city. The Rangers morph. They fight Tronics. Digitron targets Cruise. Cruise asks for help and Devon can't make it. Digitron absorbs Cruise. Devon manages to get the Tronics off but it is too late. He speeds up to fight the monster but he knocks Devon down. Zoey and Ravi are also knocked down as Digitron is stronger. Nate and Steel return. Devon tries cable strike but Digitron teleports away. Devon falls to his knees.

The other Beastbots miss him. Devon blames himself and says he didn't listen to Nate. Ravi says if it wasn't Cruise, it would have been Steel. Devon has an idea using Smash and Jax, they could combine with their Beast Bots and power up. Nate agrees to it. He says he can reverse what happened to Cruise. Back at the dark dimension, Blaze and Roxy tell Scrozzle he did a good job but not get too cocky. Nate gives the Rangers keys to digitize the Beast Bots. Ravi and Zoey digitize Smash and Jax. Nate gives Devon a key to get Cruise out. They are given visors to attach to their morphers to call upon Beast-X Mode. The Beast Bots will become their armor. 

 The Rangers morph and fight the bots. Digitron knocks down the main trio. Devon stands up and gets the Beast-X Visor. He gets the key and runs toward the monster. Nate and Steel hold down Digitron and Devon pulls out Cruise. He digitizes Cruise and activates Beast-X Mode. Ravi and Zoey also don Beast-X Mode. Digitron feels weaker. Tronics fight the newly powered-up Rangers, who have new tricks. Steel and Nate just watch. Devon destroys the monster. 

The Beast Bots return. In the Dark Dimension, the mayor becomes Evox. Scrozzle tries to distract him but Evox knows he failed. Blaze and Roxy told him. Evox wants the Gold Ranger. Cruise returns the Wheel Blasters, saying he likes the Beast-X Mode. Cruise apologizes to Devon but Devon does reverse and says he is his best friend. Ben and Betty have their Tronic clean up but as always, it becomes messy when the Tronic goes after the gang. Cruise destroys it with his Wheel Blasters.

Episode Review:
As an adult, the slow way they explain pretty simple Sci-Fi tropes as digitization reminds me of "Technology Marches on" trope because this tech or sci-fi might be outdated in ten years. What I mean is they explain digitizing the Beast Bots in a simple and slow way for kids. Digitizing in real life only works for paperwork and data, not solid objects or living things. Now this notion of Digitizing might be outdated soon so the sci-fi notion of digitizing robots and people might be old news soon too. As for Devon and Cruise, fans say the Beast Bots don't get as much attention as they did in Go-Busters and the impact of losing Cruise is not there. I think Steel represents the Beast Bots in many ways. I think fans would have been more devastated if Steel was digitized.